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   Lieutenant Andrew Hegarty
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/03/1883
Died: 16/12/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 32
Andrew Hegarty was the son of Dr Andrew and Mary Hegarty. Andrew was born on 3rd March 1883 in Kilrea. His father was a Physician and Surgeon at Queens University, Ireland. Andrew too went became a medical student. Andrew Hegarty married May Barry Hegarty. Andrew received his commission on 26th July 1915, being attached as medical officer to a battery of Field Artillery. Lieutenant Andrew Hegarty was serving with the Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.), when he was killed in action near Ypres on 16th December 1915. He was 32 years old. Two of his brothers, Lieutenant John Hegarty, Royal Army Medical Corps, and Mr Patrick Hegarty, of the Motor Section, Army Service Corps, also served.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
  Ypres (Ieper), West-Vlaanderen
Grave Ref: Grave III-F-1
CWGC Casualty 446525
The cemetery is located to the North-West of Ieper. From the station turn left and drive along M.Fochlaan to the roundabout, turn right and go to the next roundabout. Here turn left into M.Haiglaan and continue for 300 metres and then turn right into M.Plumerlaan. The cemetery is on the right hand side, approximately 200 metres along the road.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Kilrea War Memorial - WW1 Kilrea
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Forgotten Heroes of Kilrea 1914-18 18
2 Queens University - WW1
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Hegarty family 1901 census lists Andrew as age 18 living with the family at house 20 in Draperstown, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists Hegarty family 1911 census does not list Andrew as living with the family at house 12 in Townparks, Magherafelt, Londonderry
3 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
4 The London Gazette Details of Lieutenant Andrew Hegarty
5 The Tablet - 8th January 1916 Details of Lieutenant Andrew Hegarty
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023